Short Stories

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Short Stories by K. Writerly

Each story is accompanied by a photograph taken by K. Writerly.
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Photo 2009 copyright by K. Writerly

 

The Tale of the Tides

The sea may play upon distant shores so long as it obeys its master’s commands.

Warnings: rated T (Teen) for heavy angst

Note: This is a re-write of one of my first stories ever in which I tried to explain a natural phenomenon (i.e. the ocean tides) using Greek mythology.

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Photo 2011 copyright by K. Writerly

 

Compromises

Everyone knows that relationships are one compromise after another… except for when they’re not. Snark abounds in this short, romantic comedy.

Note: Compromises was written in response to Tara Tyler’s January writing prompt: Evil, Crowd, Harp, Waterfall.

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Photo copyright 2010 by K. Writerly

 

Medusa

Gorgons are not born. They are made.

 

Note: This is a preview of an upcoming novel by K. Writerly.

 

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Photo 2007 copyright by K. Writerly

 

Doolin’s Second Pub

The goal was simple: increase tourism and boost the economy in the tiny seaside village of Doolin, Ireland. The plan was simple and it was going to work. In fact, it did work – brilliantly! – but in a very surprising and unexpected way.

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Photo 2007 copyright by K. Writerly

 

The Groundskeeper of Kylemore Abbey

John Smith came to Kylemore Abbey, the home of the Benedictine sisters, to watch things grow. He tended the gardens, the flower boxes, the rusty hinges and pathways. He did not share the faith of the Benedictine sisters. He had not come to this remote estate seeking absolution or comfort. And yet, what he sought was just as precious.

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